Director of Applied Research & Innovation - Lakeland College
Diane Harms joined Lakeland College in July 2010 as their inaugural Director of Applied Research and Innovation. Prior to joining Lakeland, Diane ran her own company working with various organizations and early stage technology companies to support strategic partnerships and business planning to raise seed stage capital in Canada and the United States. Her experience working in various roles in research administration, intellectual property management, science communication, technology commercialization, and business development have sown a passionate interest in Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship, melding her background in biochemistry with business. A home-grown prairie girl, Diane has lived and worked in both large and small urban centres, and currently lives on the farm learning first-hand about the joys of running a family farming business, raising two little boys and a caring for a menagerie of animals.